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This is the page for 95 Cowley Road.

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2017: Big Society pub
2018: Cowley Road sunset lights up the Big Society pub.
2018: The roof being repaired.
1995: The Elm Tree pub photographed by Martin Stott

2013 - present

This is the Big Society pub.


2008 - 2012

For a couple of years from about 2008 - 2012, it was 'Lan Kwai Fong', a Chinese restaurant, with Chinese karaoke in the back room.

1900 - 2000s

The present building dates from 1900, when it was was known as the new Elm Tree Inn. It was designed by Henry Thomas Hare (the same Paris-trained architect who won the competition to design Oxford's Town Hall). It was built at this angle so that the ancient elm tree that stood in the road could be spared. 

This continued as the 'Elm Tree' pub during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. A photo by Martin Stott is shown to the right.

Joe Ryan, an Oxford landlord well known for encouraging Irish folk music, ran this pub in the 1990s after moving from the Bullingdon (No 162) and before moving to the Half Moon in St Clements

Before then?

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